Orion spacecraft has successfully orbited the Moon at a distance of only about 130 km

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The Orion spacecraft has successfully orbited the Moon at a distance of only about 130 km from the surface.Lost connection to the device for a while.

At the appointed time, the ship turned on the main engine for two and a half minutes to implement the maneuver and flew around the moon, approaching it at a distance of only 130 km. NASA broadcast the rendezvous live, but, unfortunately, we do not yet have a video or photo from the back side – the signal from the device was temporarily absent there. 

Orion spacecraft
Orion spacecraft

Orion is currently in the process of entering a deep retrograde orbit around the Moon. He will reach the desired point on November 25th. In this orbit, the ship will remain for about a week to test various systems. After Orion will return to Earth.  

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